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Hammond, IN


Areas of Practice

  • Insurance
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. in Political Science, 2008


  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
    • Northern District of Illinois (General Bar and Trial Bar)
    • Northern District of Ohio

Practice Description

Michael T. Griffin is a trial attorney who concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation, construction litigation, medical malpractice defense, real estate matters, and class action defense. He has tried numerous jury trials to verdict and has practiced in several state and federal courts, including the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • CALI Award, Illinois Civil Procedure
  • Dean's Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Dean's Honor List

Representative/Recent Case Results

  • Briefed and orally argued case. Appellate Court affirmed trial court’s denial of motion to seal court file in case involving issue of first impression in Illinois. (Habitat Company v. Shun Peeples, 2018 IL App (1st) 171420)
  • Obtained reversal of trial court’s judgment entered against property owner after trial in case involving the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) and issues of first impression in Illinois (Christina White, et al. v. Michael Kocmond, 2018 IL App (1st) 170878-U)
  • Obtained Appellate Court ruling affirming trial court’s judgment in favor of property management company entered after trial in case involving conflicting Appellate Court opinions on how the circuit court obtains subject matter jurisdiction over a lawsuit. (Waypoint Homes, Inc. v. Laurie Samuels, 2017 IL App (1st) 163080-U)
  • Obtained involuntary dismissal of class action lawsuit against property management company with prejudice (Chandra Joiner v. SVM Management LLC, 2016 CH 16407)
  • Obtained judgment after trial in multi-case litigation between commercial lessor and lessee (Balvinder Singh v. Syed H. Quadri d/b/a Auto Tecx, Inc., 2017 M1 709151) (Affirmed on appeal, Singh v. Quadri, 2018 IL App (1st) 172719-U)
  • Obtained verdict in Trust’s favor after jury trial to recover possession of investment property (Sedelle Jean Sauer Trust v. Debra Sauer, 2016 M1 718072)